On November 26, 2015, the JBCE CSR Committee attended the second meeting of the EU-Japan Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility in Tokyo. This was organised jointly by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the European Commission (DG GROW).

JBCE suggested to participants that the Working Group should provide an open platform for dialogue, promote a common understanding of the main societal challenges, and place ‘innovation’ and ‘competitiveness’ at the centre of the discussion. JBCE expressed its willingness to act as a bridge between the EU and Japan to aid the operation of the Working Group.

METI’s press release: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/1225_01.html